Ask the Pro's: Remote Fishing Options Near Anchorage
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Going to be in Alaska on a family vacation we already have plans but have a few days free on our way out of Anchorage. We'd like to see if we can do some 'remote' fishing where it feels like we're in the Alaska Wilderness and not elbow to elbow with people. Good fishing with a remote feel and some beautiful scenery & wildlife would be a plus! What options do we have near Anchorage we'd be open to a short fly-in or anywhere within a few hours drive of Anchorage. What are some good rivers or towns to look at?
Thanks - Ralph
Congrats on you and your family's upcoming trip to AK.! Alaska is home to more than just great fishing and I hope you and your family are able to experience as much of it as you can. With regard to fishing and getting away from combat fishing you do have a lot of options within a couple hours of Anchorage. What time of year are you going to be visiting? This affects what species may or may not be present. There are many options for fly outs out of Anchorage and the surrounding areas depending on what type of fishing or species you're looking to catch. Questions you should ask yourself and your family are this…Are you looking to harvest fish or just have an amazing experience in the wilds of Alaska? Do you want to fish rivers or lakes? How much time do you want to be out? 1 day or multiple days?
All these options are available. In addition to fly out trips there are amazing road accessed fisheries north of Anchorage on the Alaska Parks Highway. These fisheries are about an hour and 20 minutes out of Anchorage and offer great trout and salmon fishing both guided and unguided. My apologies for answering questions with questions but after all I am a fishing guide and just trying to help you zero in what type of experience you're looking for as Alaska has a ton of options. Please reach out to us through www.myalaskanfishingtrip.com or me personally at https://www.fishhoundexpeditions.com/ and we can get you dialed in.
Cheers - AdamAdam Cuthriell - Part owner of FishHound Expeditions. His wife Kathryn Cuthriell and business partner Dave "Reps" Repta make up the rest of the company as well as their dogs Hatch, Rado, and Pike. They fish, live, and guide in Alaska year-round. When not guiding on the rivers they guide ice fishing on Alaska's numerous lakes. Originally from Colorado, he began guiding at the age of 19 while receiving a degree in Outdoor Recreation Leadership. Adam is also a current state of Alaska EMT.
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